Posts tagged Rapid7 Perspective

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Rapid7 Announces Intent to Acquire DivvyCloud

We are thrilled to announce that today we have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DivvyCloud.

3 min Rapid7 Perspective

How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity: From Stay-at-Home Mom to Security Pro-in-Training

My name is Carlota Bindner, and here is my story on how I went from being a stay-at-home mom and community volunteer to participating in Rapid7's Security Consultant Development Program.

2 min Rapid7 Perspective

Time and Relative Dimension in Space: GPS Week Number Rollover

This week, we're expecting some minor internet traffic turbulence around April 6 and April 7 of 2019, since that's when the next "GPS Week Number Rollover" will happen.

3 min Rapid7 Perspective

My Story: From Business Development Rep to Security Consultant-in-Training at Rapid7

My name is Justin Fatuch, and in this blog, I will talk about how I got involved in Rapid7's Security Consultant Development Program.

8 min Public Policy

The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019

In this blog post, we will walk through the newly introduced IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 and describe Rapid7's position on it.

2 min Rapid7 Perspective

Helping Kids Hack the Future: Rapid7 Supports BoSTEM Program in Pi Day Fundraiser

Children are our future. That’s why we’re stepping up to support a matching fundraising effort for BoSTEM.

3 min Rapid7 Perspective

Rapid7 Included in 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for Commitment to Diversity

We are extremely proud to announce that Rapid7 has been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which recognizes organizations for being transparent in their commitment to gender equality. We are thrilled by this, as the GEI’s scoring method celebrates both our best-in-class elements, as well as our willingness to disclose our efforts toward creating a gender-neutral organization. It also helps us to understand our performance and identify opportunities to continue to learn a

8 min Rapid7 Perspective

Facing the Future: Rapid7’s 2019 Security Predictions

In traditional fashion, Rapid7 has rounded up some of the best minds in the security industry to predict what they expect to see in 2019.

5 min Expert Commentary

Actually, Grindr is Fine: FUD and Security Reporting

On Wednesday, March 28, NBC reported Grindr security flaws expose users' location data [https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/security-flaws-gay-dating-app-grindr-expose-users-location-data-n858446] , a story which ticks a couple hot-button topics for security professionals and security reporters alike. It’s centered around the salacious topic of online dating in the LGBT community, and hits a personal safety concern for people using the app everywhere, not to mention the possibility of outing

3 min Threat Intel

Rapid7 Threat Report: Q4 2017 Q4 Threat Report and 2017 Wrap-up

Welcome to Rapid7’s Q4 report, featuring our first annual threat report wrap-up! 2017 Quarterly Threat Report: Q4 and 2017 Wrap-Up Get the Full Report [https://www.rapid7.com/info/threat-report/2017-q4-threat-report] We could not have picked a better year to start doing this, as 2017 was one for the books. While we spent most of the year falling headfirst into a world where nation-state tools are available for anyone to use, the worm re-emerged (now evolved [/2017/06/27/petya-ransomware-explai

2 min Project Sonar

The Flip Side of memcrashed

Rapid7 Labs keeps a keen eye on research and findings from other savvy security and technology organizations and noticed Cloudflare’s report [https://blog.cloudflare.com/memcrashed-major-amplification-attacks-from-port-11211/] on new distributed denial of service (DDoS) amplification attacks using memcached [https://www.memcached.org/]. If you haven’t read Cloudflare’s (excellent) analysis yet, the TLDR is, memcached over UDP [https://github.com/memcached/memcached/blob/master/doc/protocol.txt

6 min Public Policy

UK NCSC's "Active Cyber Defence" Brings New Hope To Our Combined Fight Against Cybercrime

This week the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released their first report [https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/active-cyber-defence-one-year] on the year one results of their "Active Cyber Defence" (ACD) initiative. And, they're amazing. The ACD program came out of an 2016 effort to re-think, re-imagine and re-tool cybersecurity efforts across the UK. The ACD “aspires to protect the majority of people in the UK from the majority of the harm, caused by the majority of the attacks, for

3 min Rapid7 Perspective

Rapid7 Subscription Pricing Update

Pricing Evolves Bike pedals pumping, climbing up that last hill, the sun just starting to creep over the Atlantic ocean peeking out over my right shoulder, there was only one thing left before heading home and devouring a warm breakfast; deliver that last newspaper to the house on the top of the hill. Paper routes were once the only source of income for many of us pre-internet kids. Paid per delivery, the job was also about being your own salesperson, securing subscriptions, and more importantl

3 min Rapid7 Perspective

On Random Shell Generators

A couple days ago, AutoSploit.py [https://github.com/NullArray/AutoSploit] was released by a person named Real__Vector [https://twitter.com/Real__Vector]. It’s safe to say that it’s made some waves in the security Twitterverse, and a few people have asked us here at Rapid7 what we think about it given the project’s inclusion of Metasploit, so we figured a short blog might be in order. The debate around it is actually pretty nuanced. I don’t think anyone believes AutoSploit.py is 100% evil or 10

1 min Rapid7 Perspective

Rapid7's 2017 year in review

In 2017, Rapid7 expanded its footprint, gave back to the community, and took major steps in our mission to help IT and security professionals transform data into action by launching the Insight platform. Here’s a look back at some of the great things we accomplished with our teams, partners, and customers around the globe. Download Full Infographic PDF [https://information.rapid7.com/rs/411-NAK-970/images/rapid7_2017_timeline_.pdf] We’re not slowing down in 2018: Rapid7 teams around the world